Nepal batsman Rohit Paudel has broken an old record which was earlier held by greats - Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi, to now become the youngest male to score a half-century in international cricket. Paudel achieved the feat in the 2nd ODI against UAE in Dubai.
While Tendulkar holds the record as the youngest cricketer to score a half-century in Test cricket, Shahid Afridi holds the record in ODIs, who went on to smash a 37-ball century, also a record at the time, was aged at 16 years and 217 days in his maiden international innings against Sri Lanka.
However, Rohit hold the record overall as is the youngest to score a half-century in international cricket at 16 years and 146 days.
Paudel is being regarded as the future star of Nepal cricket as the youngster helped Nepal reach 242/9 and was the highest scorer of the match as Nepal bundled out UAE for a paltry total of 97, winning the 2nd ODI by a mammoth 145 runs to level the series.